Ms.Jones is considered one the premier leaders on organizational issues on race, justice, and equity in the region. I’ve personally seen how her knowledge, experience, and emotional intelligence can move a group of people and key decision makers to higher planes of understanding. For anyone seeking to understand how to own their space in realm of equity issues, Ms.Jones is a highly recommended person to enlist in that journey.
Over the past 5 years, I have worked extensively with Chantel on advancing racial justice, and without a doubt, she is a skilled facilitator who brings an abundance of knowledge and expertise to the conversation. Her passion for exactitude and bottomless curiosity makes her a strong advocate for combatting racial injustice. The Bishops Arts Theatre Center is more intentional about the programs we give a platform to as a result of our exceptional work with Ms.Jones.
Chantel has been there to support, inform and guide a number of organizations through which I’ve worked with over the last five years. I always come away from time spent with her remarking on how well she aligns passion and compassion. She is powerfully convincing regarding our community’s need to seek and find justice and healing, and at the same time. She somehow manages to keep her heart open to the experiences, fears, and needs of those she serves. She is, put simply, a remarkably skilled guide through troubled waters.
I don’t know anyone better equipped to lead groups through systemic challenges of racial equity than Chantel. Chantel possesses a special ability to ask the right questions that get to the core of establishing inclusive and equitable practices. Her facilitation style creates space for open and truthful dialogue. Her experience and training helps groups move from stagnation to action. Many places in DFW are more equitable today because of Chantel.